October 16, 1932

Sun., 16   Cold better, having fought it. Grace takes a S.S. class. I put dinner on the kitchen table & wash the dishes. Ben & family, Henrietta & Warner come in on their way to a picnic in the foothills. Mrs. Jones comes for Grace & Mrs. Brown comes in for a little visit with me. She asks the loan of “Poems on Trees.” Write Gertrude, Helen & Anna. A beautiful day out of doors. A little cool.

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October 15, 1932

Sat., 15  Get the devotions better this morning. It is a clear lovely day, a little cool. Do the morning work and get dinner. Have a ride after the dishes. A short visit with Mrs. Chapman of Middlebury.  Make soap & have a real success. Make an apple pie & a crust to fill. Rather a full day & taking a desperate cold.

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October 14, 1932

Fri., 14  Morning static. Helen getting ready for her journey. She goes to Buffalo at noon, on the first lap of her journey to Pasadena. Grace goes to Brandon. Mrs. Cotey treats my aching feet. I think she made a poor job of it. This is Ashton’s birthday.

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October 13, 1932

Thurs., 13   Morning devotions.  Poor.  Dumas helping. Grace frosts the cakes. Helen makes the sandwiches. I do a little of everything and nothing.  Our card party comes afternoon.

Mrs. Brownell,

Mrs. Goodere, whom I entertain,

“      Jones,

“      Benton,

“       Brown,

Clara Goodere,

Mary Ross,

Henrietta, who brings cottage cheese and a card table.  Having foot trouble again.  George picks up the pears that have gathered themselves.  Cold.  It is really work to entertain, but many hands make light work.

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October 12, 1932

Wed. 12   Static & unsatisfactory devotions. Make a custard pie for dinner and an apple pie for to-morrow, also an apple sauce cake and a chocolate cake and cupcakes. Miss Knapp of Brattleboro calls to see Helen. A supper musicale at the church. We do not go as Grace has just come in from Salisbury where she was invited to luncheon, also I am too tired. We look up genealogy in the evening. Lou has another son born at 10-10 to-night.  This is Columbus Day, a holiday & the son must be a patriot.

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October 11, 1932

Tues. 11  No devotions on act. (sic) of static.  Rain and wind in the morning, shifting to the north.  Dumas washes and clothes get dry.  Helen & I iron and Dumas sweeps chambers.  Poetry magazine sample copy.  Letter & Portland Me paper from Helen, who has written from there as she atteded a Library convention.  Write Ashton a birthday letter.

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October 10, 1932

Mon. 10  Morning devotions.  Poor service.  Grace gets up early and makes funeral pieces for Russel Bristol’s funeral.  He is buried to-day.  Henrietta takes Helen & me to ride, we go to Weybridge Monument via Quaker Village and return by Lemon Fair, then home on the Waltham River Road.  Finish Helen’s letter and send “Children’s Aid” $5.00.  A nice day out.  Verse Craft.

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